South Africa is able to give the world a number of great golf courses and that is generally due to the natural and breath-taking terrain. Durban, based in Kwa-Zulu Natal which is a coastal province, has a few great golf courses that are used and enjoyed by the locals and golf travellers across the world.
Cotswold Downs is one of the most dramatic inland layouts in South Africa. It takes its name from Cotswold region in England which is open and quite a challenging course. It will provide the player with some wonderful views across the hills of Durban and the Indian Ocean. The 5-par opener provides an early introduction into the range of hazards that await.
Durban Country Club
Durban Country Club is one of South Africa’s best and most beautiful laid out a golf course that is long remembered by those who play it. The Indian Ocean is not more than 100m from the player with the ever-present trees and bushes that encircle the course, a player needs to stay focused on their game.
Wild Coast Sun Country Club
Wild Coast Sun Country Club is set in ruggedly undulating terrain with many scenes of the Indian
Ocean as a backdrop. Free from any real estate development, the exclusive natural features of the site have all been reserved while including rivers, waterfalls, lagoons, ravines, the occasional wooded areas and open moorland terrain. The course is laid out as a challenging and hugely enjoyable course with sex excellent 3-par creating a par of 70.
Zimbali Country Club has breath-taking views upon the Indian Ocean from this massive, expansive golf course roaming across the remarkable Zimbali Coastal resort. Existing from a natural forest and prior sugar-cane planation, the course has been laid out in an exceptional an always challenging manner. The front nine is both rolling and open with many excellent holes to enjoy. The resorts real estate is visible on some of the holes, but does not intrude on the players shot making. There are some beautiful natural lakes that form part of the course and create an extra challenge for the players.
Mount Edgecombe Country Club
Located a short distance from KwaZulu Natal Hills north of Durban, Mount Egdecombe Country Club can boast two championships. It was formally known as the Hullets Country Club. The course offers beautiful tree lined fairways along with various water hazards that need to be planned around and avoided, the player has a few holes that can challenge their game. The well upheld fairways wander through graceful lines of predominately gum and shrub trees, with many pines and other trees species also adoring the course. The numerous water features and multi-layered greens will require the approach to play to be precise and putting to be great.
Prince Grant Coastal Golf Estate
Prince Grant Coastal Golf Estate located on the coast, a few kilometres east of Stanger, Prince Grant is one of the best known and most popular golf courses north of Durban. Laid out on wonderfully scenic terrain, the players will be tested and challenged while playing through varied mix of golfing environments.